Mariners Youth set for season start

JOHN McLafferty’s Mariners Youth team commence their NYL campaign this Sunday 21 October at Central Coast’s Centre of Excellence.

Former Gold Coast United midfielder Daniel Bragg will turn out for Central Coast Mariners Youth this campaign

JOHN McLafferty-s Mariners Youth team commence their NYL campaign this Sunday 21 October at Central Coast-s Centre of Excellence.

The junior yellow and navy will host Newcastle Jets Youth at the impressive Tuggerah complex, with free entry for all fans. Kick-off is 10:30am.

Mariners Youth have enjoyed a strong pre-season campaign and most recently secured 1-0 wins over competition rivals Sydney FC and Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

Last week, a Daniel Bragg bullet ensured Central Coast Youth downed the baby Sky Blues, while on Saturday a headed goal from train-on squad member Jayden Tumeth-McLeod - from Bragg-s corner - secured victory over AIS.

This Sunday-s junior F3 Derby contest between the Mariners and Jets promises to be entertaining fixture for fans.

Jets Youth spent the “off-season” playing in the Northern NSW State League, while McLafferty has helped assemble a strong Mariners Youth team.

Indeed, the Mariners will be out to get off to the best possible start in Australia-s premier youth development competition, as they look to defend their 2011/12 Championship success and groom more Hyundai A-League stars of the future.

McLafferty has retained four of the players from the Mariners- 2011/12 NYL roster. Talented custodian David Bradasevic, Australian youth representatives Hayden Morton and Nikola Stanojevic, as well as explosive right-winger-cum-full-back Adam Jenner will don the yellow and navy once again.

Meanwhile, local lad Louis Bozanic - brother of Mariners A-League star Oliver - will play for the Club, as will two other Coast juniors, Josh Forbes and Steve Whyte.

Central Coast Mariners 2012/13 NYL Squad: Louis Bozanic, David Bradasevic (Gk), Daniel Bragg, Tommy Cirjak, Jordan Crighton, Patrick Dixon, Josh Forbes, Adam Jenner, Hayden Morton, Mickey Neill, Kieren Paull, Aaron Peterson, Nikola Stanojevic, Luke Turnbull (Gk), Dillon Vorster, Steve Whyte

Central Coast Mariners Youth vs. Newcastle Jets Youth Sunday 21 October, 2012 - Kick-off: 10:30am Central Coast Mariners Centre of Excellence, Tuggerah Entry: FREE